In Human Nature, Crispr’s Origin Story Comes to Life
Human Nature takes a closer look at the scientists who founded the world-altering field of gene editing—and revels in the science.
The US-China Feud Makes It Harder to Fight Coronavirus
Ian Bremmer, founder of the risk consultancy Eurasia Group, says popularism, nationalism, and distrust are feeding the spread of disease.
Two-pronged attack on DNA repair could kill drug-resistant cancers
(Institute of Cancer Research) Launching a two-pronged attack on cancer’s ability to safeguard its DNA could offer an effective new way of treating the disease, a new study reports.
The inactivated human receptor will help to create effective drugs
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Scientists from China and Russia found a new way of searching for new drug candidates by inactivating the molecular structure of the human muscarinic receptor and applying screening to find drug…
Survey shows emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms, according to the findings of a survey to be published in the March 2020 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the S…
Rural Hondurans embrace cancer screening opportunities
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Few people in low-income countries have access to cancer screening and their cancer rates are on the rise. To test the feasibility of cancer screening in a low-income country, researchers from Dartmouth’s Norris Cot…
People want more compensation, security for their genomic data
(Cornell University) Genomic data donated by the public is valuable for the companies that collect it. But a recent survey finds that once people are aware of issues surrounding the use and security of genetic information, people are more concerned abo…
Probing the genes that organize early brain development
(University of Southern California) A new study finds how a specific gene can impact neurodevelopment and lead to macrocephaly and autism spectrum disorder in animal and lab models.
Sensing infection, suppressing regeneration
(University of Illinois at Chicago) UIC researchers describe an enzyme that blocks the ability of blood vessel cells to self-heal. By studying mice with sepsis they found that removal of the enzyme allows cells to fully regenerate.
Bumblebees aversion to pumpkin pollen may help plants thrive
(Cornell University) Cornell University researchers have found that squash and pumpkin pollen have physical, nutritional and chemical defense qualities that are harmful to bumblebees. The results of their recent study suggest that deterring bumblebees …